The Yankees went 5-3 this week.
David Adams - B+.286/.333/.429, 3 K, RBINotes: Adams made his major league debut this week and has been impressive offensively and defensively so far in his short career. He finally went hitles...
The Yankees went 5-3 this week.
David Adams - B+.286/.333/.429, 3 K, RBINotes: Adams made his major league debut this week and has been impressive offensively and defensively so far in his short career. He finally went hitless for the first time in his fourth game, but he needs to be consistent from here on out if he wants to keep his job or even a roster spot when Kevin Youkilis eventually returns.
Robinson Cano - B+.250/.273/.563, 7 K, 3 HR, 10 RBINotes: Cano has been carrying this team for most of the season, but he went hitless in a few games this week. Thankfully, he still remained productive by collecting 10 RBI and hitting two home runs (two of which came in the same game!) in order to help the team. He needs to carry the team a little longer before he decides to fall into a slump, but so far he's doing exactly what the Yankees have needed.
Brennan Boesch - Incomplete.250/.250/.250Notes: Boesch never really got a chance to play while with the team, but he did get some opportune hits. He was sent down to make room for Curtis Granderson, so there is a chance he could make a return.
Ben Francisco - F.111/.111/.111, 2 KNotes: Francisco brought another nondescript week to the Yankees again. He only managed one hit in 9 at-bats, even though he batted fifth against a lefty. It's clear that he won't play too often, but he's still going to get some playing time for some reason; he needs to figure out some way to be productive the few times he does play.
Brett Gardner - B+.267/.333/.367, 9 K, 2 RBI, 4 SBNotes: Brett Gardner has been frustrating this season. He has the game-changing abilities, but he either doesn't use them or struggles to use them correctly. He's patient at the plate, yet he's struck out a lot, he's super fast and yet he sometimes doesn't run. This week he struck out a lot and put together some bad at-bats in key situations, but he also ran a lot. He needs to turn a corner and I think he's nearly there.
Alberto Gonzalez - C.333/.333/.333, KNotes: Gonzalez didn't contribute much, but at least he was not unproductive in the small amount of time he was with the team. He even pitched 0.1 innings and was going to be the emergency backup catcher before he was designated for assignment to make room for Reid Brignac.
Curtis Granderson - B-.267/.313/.267, 3 K, SBNotes: Grandy hasn't played much, especially since Joe Girardi thinks he already needs days off after coming off the disabled list. He has collected a few hits, but he hasn't contributed a whole lot just yet. Grandy needs to find his rhythm and make it hard for Girardi to rest him.
Travis Hafner - C-.182/.250/.545, 3 K, HR, 2 RBINotes: Hafner has been on the bench resting a sore shoulder for most of the week. Before he sat he was beginning to slip into a slump, which may have been a product of injury, but he did homer in his first game back. He needs to keep doing what he was doing before the sore shoulder and get back on track because the team needs him.
Corban Joseph - Incomplete .167/.286/.333, KNotes: CoJo did an admirable job playing first base and second base during the doubleheader against the Indians. He collected his first hit and played a very solid first base, but, as the 26th man, had to be sent back down by the end of the day. If he continues to play well he should get another chance soon.
Chris Nelson - D.273/.273/.273, 4 KNotes: Nelson started his Yankees career off on the wrong foot, then he picked it up, then he was designated for assignment and picked up by the Angels. Nelson will probably be forgotten in a few months and his existence on the team will be an obscure trivia answer.
Jayson Nix - D-.143/.259/.143, 11 K, 3 RBI, SBNotes: Nix has been really bad for the past week, only managing three hits in 21 at-bats, but he has been able to do a few productive things. He struck out at a ridiculous rate, but this might be because he's been run into the ground. Nix is not a starter, yet he's played in all eight games this week. H
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